CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. – Jordan Spieth didn’t leave Cherry Hills with a trophy when he played the U.S. Amateur here in 2012, but he left with experience he believes is paying off at the BMW Championship this week.
Spieth opened with a 3-under-par 67 Thursday, good for a share of the lead in the suspended first round.
Though Spieth got bumped in a first-round loss in the U.S. Amateur at Cherry Hills two years ago, he took away some useful memories.
“I really like the golf course,” said Spieth, who is ninth in FedEx Cup points. “It's nice to be back. It's nice to stay with the same family I stayed with back then. I kind of almost feel like I'm back at a U.S. Amateur, or a college event, this week.
“Just to be back here, and to see the golf course, and understand that this is one of the very few events where I may have more experience than a lot of the guys, I'll take that mental attitude the next few days.”